What have we learned so far?
- We have been able to discover so much about our students – How they collaborate with each other and what skills and talents they bring to our learning community.
- All 59 students have been completely engaged in ‘hard fun’ every day! In the first weeks of school students are talking about measurement referents, using protractors to measure angles, estimating values, and solving perimeter and area problems.
- We are so grateful to the previous teachers who laid this strong foundation for us – Education is such a team effort. Our students came to us knowing how to effectively work in groups and with a knowledge of design thinking mindsets. As well, many of our students built and programmed the robots in Grade Four, which allowed them to jump right into challenging tasks.
- Our students are amazing! When we asked them about the skills and mindsets they needed to be successful during Robotics they spoke of being flexible and open-minded, having patience and perseverance, and leaning on each other to solve problems. We were so happy to hear this, as these are the skills we want to promote and foster throughout all of our learning experiences this year.